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City dump truck stolen after left unlocked with keys inside


Police are investigating after a city dump truck was stolen Monday afternoon, Bloomington Police Department Capt. Ryan Pedigo said. 

The F550 dump truck and an attached trailer were parked at the intersection of 15th and North Washington streets to block traffic while city employees worked on the road.

At around 11:30 a.m., a city employee realized the truck and the trailer were gone. Police responded at 12:01 p.m. 

The city employee told police he had seen it in the 30 minutes prior to noticing it was gone. The keys were inside the truck, which was also left unlocked, Pedigo said. 

The employee also told police the truck was extremely low on fuel, but police were initially unable to find the truck in the area.

At 2:47 p.m., a different city employee noticed the truck and trailer parked in the 100 block of North Adams Street, less than a two mile drive from the site it was stolen. No one was in the truck, which was undamaged, and the keys were left inside.

Police swabbed the truck for DNA evidence.

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